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Do auto companies cover up defects and put people at risk?

It's one thing to make a defective product, one that inherently puts people at risk due to a poor design or poor manufacturing. It's quite another to then try to cover up these defects so that sales aren't impacted -- and to avoid an expensive re-design -- which increases the risk to consumers.

The Internet makes marketing fraud easier

Some have said that few types of fraud are as old as marketing fraud. When a product is misrepresented to get sales, it can often constitute fraud. For example, selling sugar pills and claiming they're 100 percent guaranteed to cure a cold or warts or a fever is fraud, but this type of thing has happened forever.

Why are the elderly common fraud targets?

The elderly are often targeted with scams and fraud. In fact, a study carried out by MetLife looked at the numbers from 2010 and found that those over the age of 59 lost a total of $2.9 billion that year alone. On top of that, the Federal Trade Commission looked at telemarketing scams and discovered that 80 percent of them were aimed at people over 60. Why is this?

Ads have to be true in all forms, from TV to print

Have you ever seen a convincing commercial and then thought that it had to be too good to be true? Well, if you're right, the advertiser could be in a fair amount of trouble. Legally speaking, the Federal Trade Commission demands that all ads, no matter what products they're for or what industry they're used in, be accurate and true. The law goes on to say that ads can't be deliberately misleading, noting that backing up the ads with scientific evidence is a good idea when such a thing is possible.

Consumer fraud often involves fake organizations

In a lot of consumer fraud cases, those who commit fraud simply try to find something that they know people care strongly about. They'll then invent fake organizations and try to get people to give them money, all with the intent of disappearing with the cash when all is said and done.

How much do you know about the Fair Credit Reporting Act? - II

In our last post, we began discussing how consumers should never assume that the financial entities able to wield considerable authority over their everyday purchasing powers are somehow beyond reproach or that they have no recourse in the event these entities harm their interests.

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